The MFPHMI Part II exam consists of an oral assessment of two Public Health Reports.
From April 2020, candidates applying for the first time will be required to submit two public health reports for the Part II examination (this is a reduction from the previous requirement of three public health reports).
Both public health reports will be examined at an oral examination. The two reports may be submitted and examined either at one (the same) sitting or at different sittings.
Your Public Health Reports (PHR) must show that you have developed and applied a range of competencies from those outlined in the curriculum for Higher Specialist Training in Public Health Medicine. You must demonstrate that you can critically study an epidemiological or public health question, carry out in-depth investigations of the issues and propose appropriate solutions. To find out more about the assessment of PHRs, see our Regulations, Guidance Document, Grading Criteria, Checklist and Assessment Form, see below.
There will also be a change to the format of the General Oral examination. This will be replaced by MFPHMI Part III, ie. Oral Examination of Professional Competence (OEPC). You can find more information about this examination on the individual MFPHMI Part III page.
There is an online application process for this exam. When you apply, you will be required to submit:
If you are exempt from MFPHMI Part I you must also submit:
NOTE! Separately, you must also provide:
Your documents can be attested by:
Official translations will only be accepted if they have been prepared and/or authenticated by the issuing University or Medical School, an Irish or British Consulate, or your Embassy or High Commissioner.
The fee to sit the MFPHMI Part II exam is €450. Candidates may choose to split the exam over two sittings, submitting one Public Health Report each time; the fee for each sitting is €225. The method of payment is credit or debit card, taken at the end of the online application process. Don't forget, if you're in Ireland you can claim a refund under the HSE Clinical Course and Examination Refund Scheme.
This calendar includes opening/closing dates for all 2022 examinations. TBC dates will be updated later in the year
Your Part II Public Health Reports must show you have developed and applied competencies outlined in this document.
Advice on what to write about, and formatting and submitting your Public Health Reports for Part II
This document summarises how each Public Health Report will be graded to a pass, pass (subject to amendments) or fail result
From January 2022, candidates are expected to have read this document and comply with the contents when preparing and submitting PHRs
The assessment form our examiners use to grade Public Health Reports
You need to provide one testimonial form per Public Health Report, signed by a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of Ireland or UK
When you are applying for MFPHMI Part II you must submit this supplementary application form
When you are applying for MFPHMI Part II, this document (ie. table 1) must be completed and submitted in addition to the resubmitted PHR.
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The applications for MFPHMI Part II examination are now open, see the application links below. It will take place on 25 & 26 October 2022 in Dublin (it may be reduced to only one day, subject to the number of applications). More details will be provided to the candidates in due course.
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